One of our leading mining customers is Vale in Mozambique. This customer is managed by our Castor Networks South-Africa office since 2014. All satellite communication for the company is provided by Castor. This includes an Iridium Short Burst Data solution for a special designed tracking service for more than 150 trains.
Increased safety, capacity and reliability
The 150 trains of the mining company travel daily on the longest train transport route of Africa. Their journey begins in the west of Mozambique, in the province of Tete and goes through Malawi to the port of Nacala. Thanks to Castor's innovative solution, there is always real-time communication with the train during this risky route. The tracking solution also makes it possible to detect problems in logistics prematurely. This way the operation can run as efficiently as possible.
Since the implementation of our services, the safety and speed of transport has increased significantly. The mining company has been able to scale up production. Where 11 million tons of goods were exported in 2017, this is expected to increase to 18 million tons in 2018.
VSAT and Iridium Short Burst Data technology
In addition to the Iridium Short Burst Data tracking service for the trains, Castor provides a VSAT service for the Internet and the tracking traffic at the mine and at the port terminal. With the Iridium Short Burst Data Technology we have designed a system that seamlessly works with existing systems and applications. The Company has a single point of contact for all their Satellite Communication matters, with which we proudly fulfill in their needs.
All the tracking data can be monitored real-time at the head office of the company. With various security measures, traffic can’t be intercepted for malicious parties and all information remains secure.
Learn more more about this project?
Would you like to know more about this project or the solutions that we have applied in this project? Please contact Mighan Struwig, Head of Mobile Solutions: JHB@castornetworks.com, +27 (0) 11 450 0002 or +27 (0) 11 450 1003.